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Monday, August 10, 2009 Tidbits: Standards

Here is the periodic sampling from my favorites list. This time I chose the tag "Standards."

JISC CETIS: The Center for Educational Technology and Insteroperatility Standards at the Joint Information Systems Committee is an Innovation Support Centre providing advice to the UK Higher and Post-16 Education sectors on educational technology and standards. This web site brings together educational technology news, comment and analysis, as well as information on our community events. Our aim is to contribute to current debates and future thinking in this rapidly growing and changing field.

W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines: A new standard from the World Wide Web Consortium that will help Web designers and developers create sites that better meet the needs of users with disabilities and older users. Drawing on extensive experience and community feedback, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 improve upon W3C's groundbreaking initial standard for accessible Web content.

International Standards for Usability Should Be More Widely Used: A whitepaper by the Journal of Usability Studies which argues, "Despite the authoritative nature of international standards for usability, many of them are not widely used. This paper explains both the benefits and some of the potential problems in using usability standards in areas including user interface design, usability assurance, software quality, and usability process improvement."

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